IN MEMORY, HOPE–Homestead Graphics of Baraga created and donated banners displayed at last Tuesday night’s basketball game in L’Anse. Posted at the back of the gym, they served as a focal point for students and community members who came together in support of the youths’ families, and for one another. A boys’ game slated for Calumet that night was postponed so students could be together.

by Nancy Besonen
The L’Anse High School (LHS) gym was packed to its rafters last Tuesday following a tragedy that shook the community to its core. Two LHS seniors, 17-year-olds Dylan Roberts of Aura and Christopher Turpeinen of Pelkie, had died the day before and 17-year-old LHS junior Hunter Pelon of Baraga was still fighting for her life after the three were found in a vehicle that was still running. Asphyxiation was suspected. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.